NJPW – Fighting Spirit Unleashed – Full Line-up

Fighting Spirit Unleashed

Sunday, September 30th, 2018 – 17:00(PST)

Monday, October 1st, 2018 – 09:00(JST)

Monday, October 1st, 2018 – 01:00(BST)

Long Beach, Walter Pyramid

New Japan Pro Wrestling return to the United States as they head to the Walter Pyramid in Long Beach, California on September 30th, 2018. This show will air live on njpwworld but will be shown on AXS TV until October 5th at 8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific time. The AXS TV PR team sent out a press release detailing the time and date of the event and the airing details, AXS also announced that WWE Hall Of Famer, Jim Ross will be joined by Kevin Kelly on commentary. Read more details Here.

The Line-up going into this show

  1. ACH, Ryusuke Taguchi & Jyushin Thunder Liger vs SHO, YOH & Rocky Romero
  2. Frankie Kazarian & Christopher Daniels vs Chase Owens & Hangman Page
  3. Flip Gordon, Chris Sabin & Jeff Cobb vs Chuckie T, Beretta & Hirooki Goto
  4. SANADA, EVIL & Tetsuya Naito vs Davey Boy Smith, Lance Archer & Zack Sabre Jr
  5. KUSHIDA & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Gedo & Switchblade Jay White
  6. IWGP Jr Heavyweight Championship Tournament Semi-final Match – Will Ospreay vs Marty Scurll
  7. IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championship Match – The Young Bucks(c) vs Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa
  8. IWGP US Heavyweight Championship Match – Juice Robinson(c) vs Cody
  9. Special Tag Match – Tomohiro Ishii & Kazuchika Okada vs Kota Ibushi & Kenny Omega

Thoughts Going into this show

Looking at this card, I’m excited to see Jeff Cobb face off with Hirooki Goto as they are on opposite teams in a six-man tag match. Jeff Cobb has been used here and there in New Japan but not had a solid run as of yet, but will be used more in the future apparently. Kaz and Daniels are two of my favourite wrestlers in Ring Of Honor and often get a match for NJPW when the Japanese Wrestling company heads to the US. Marty Scurll faces Will Ospreay in the second Semi-final Jr Heavyweight tournament match. The Winner of the Ospreay vs Scurll will face KUSHIDA at the King Of Pro Wrestling show in Tokyo on October 8th. The Young Bucks might be one of the most over acts on the show as they face the Tongans, Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa. Juice Robinson defends is US Heavyweight Championship against the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion, Cody. Will Cody add the IWGP belt to his collection or will Juice hold back the Bullet Club member? This main event is a “Special Tag Match” that feels like it will be very fun as Ishii gets another match against the IWGP Heavyweight Champion, Kenny Omega, as Ishii teams with the former Champ, Okada. Ishii and Okada take on the Golden Lovers, Kota Ibushi and Kenny Omega, I’m looking forward to this main event and the entire show. This show has something for everyone and I’m sure will be a fun night out for those fans who go to this event, the rest of us who cannot be there in person can watch this live on njpw world or for those in the US who watch NJPW on AXS TV, it will be airing on October 5th.

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